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man in the moon

noun
1.
a fancied semblance of a human face in the disk of the full moon, so perceived because of variations in the moon's topography.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English
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man in the moon

noun
1.
the moon when considered to resemble the face of a man
2.
(in folklore and nursery rhyme) a character dwelling in the moon
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